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Dog that killed pigs spared

Dog back with owners after fatal pig attack

Three pigs died this week after a dog snuck into their pen and attacked in Deschutes River Woods - and later a 2-1 vote by a Deschutes County citizen panel had the dog returned to its owners.

Deschutes County Sheriff's Office car

Cyclist hits pickup, injured in SW Bend

A 20-year-old Bend cyclist was hospitalized in fair condition Friday after colliding with the rear of a pickup truck parked along Brookswood Boulevard in southwest Bend, authorities said

Bridge 99 mopping up a stump

Jacob Welsh

Crews target more small wildfires around C.O.

Central Oregon firefighters responded to and contained several new fires Friday, more evidence that despite the heavy rain with this week's thunderstorms, the hundreds of lightning strikes ignited more blazes that could pop up in the new round of hot weather.

Construction workers killed on job

ODOT reviews safety after 2 hwy. worker deaths

The Oregon Occupational Safety and Health Division is investigating the Oregon Department of Transportation following two separate incidents in which construction workers were killed on the job this week on northeast Oregon highway projects.

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Madras man struck, killed walking on Hwy. 26

A 52-year-old Madras man walking in the travel lane of Highway 26 north of Madras was struck and killed Thursday night, Oregon State Police reported.

Oregon vote Legal pot or not

High time for legal pot? Oregonians to vote

At The Medication Station in Bend, Ryan Garcia has been selling cannabis to Oregon Medical Marijuana Program patients for about a year, but he's hoping to soon get the green light on a new market.

Feds curb oversight

Reaction as feds curb Bend ADA oversight

The city of Bend received word Wednesday from the U.S. Department of Justice that it has closed its files on enforcing a 10-year-old settlement agreement over violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act. We talked Thursday with the city's accessibility manager and a disabled resident.

Bridge 99 tractor working fire line

Steve Ziel

Bridge 99 Fire evacuation levels lowered

The evacuation levels have been reduced for the Bridge 99 Complex, officials said Friday.  All evacuation Level II areas have been reduced to a Level I.  All evacuation Level I areas have been eliminated.  The Pacific Crest Trail is now open.

McKay Park

Bend Park & Recreation District

State grant to help fund McKay Park upgrades

The Bend Park and Recreation District said Friday it has been awarded a $371,150 grant in support of enhancements to McKay Park on the Deschutes River, some tied to the nearby Colorado Dam Safe Passage Project.

House fire in NE Bend

Family of seven escapes burning Bend home

Smoke alarms awakened a family of seven in a burning northeast Bend home early Friday morning, allowing them to escape unhurt from a fire that began in the garage and caused $75,000 damage, officials said.

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